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Challenge: Urban Landscapes IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Date: Mar 12, 2012
Aperture: 13.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2012

Created three layers and threshold masks for top two. took threshold on top layer and posterize on second. Levels adjust on lowest, then edited upper two masks. Lowered opacity on second later, flattened then reduced size.

Place: 114 out of 127
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Views since voting: 200
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 157
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03/22/2012 11:45:54 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This feels almost like a scene from a graphic novel or RAW magazine, with the stark shadows, flat colours, use of angles and grey tones. Interesting use of processing, you could make this your own style if you so choose. Be warned though that such pp is verging more on digital art than photography and voters may take you to task for it.

My main nitpick is the colours versus shapes, the colours are vivid but highlight relatively unimportant areas in the shot. The old corded phone box by the wall is the focal point, but it's fighting for its life! I like the shadow from the phone pole touching it from the left side, it helps to draw attention to it. The red building behind the phone box drives me a little nuts because it does help draw the eye to the phone box but then the colour detracts from it. Argh! :-)

Overall a very interesting shot, the kind of thing that may eventually grow on the dpc crowd in time. In the meantime continue to shoot and enter what you like.

Feel free to PM me,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2012 10:39:38 PM
If you want to get out of here, call me..
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03/16/2012 10:46:10 PM
I like the oddly retro-ish solarization. I want to think this is a bit of an ironic shot, taken and processed with a cell phone, with it's lowly corded cousin as the subject.
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03/15/2012 12:41:24 PM
I didn't even know that there were still pay phones in the world. Nice look
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03/15/2012 12:21:17 PM
This is different. The processing works against the photo (rather than for it), in my opinion.
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